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Kate Johnson, Staff Writer

Kate Johnson is sophomore at Normal Community High School who enjoys Theatre club. This is her first year with the school's newspaper, the Inkspot, where she is a staff writer. 

On the weekend I listen to music and play videogames.

My favorite book is "It Ends With Us" by Coleen Hoover.

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Community claimed its third straight Regional Title, and will face Minooka in the opening round of Sectional play.
Last year, the Irons season ended in the Sectional Finals with a 5-0 loss to Edwardsville.

Girls soccer clinches third consecutive Regional Title; set sights on Sectional showdown

Zachary Knox-Doyle and Kate Johnson May 23, 2023

Girls soccer earned its third consecutive Regional Title with a 2-1 win over the East Moline United Township Panthers on Friday, May 19. The Iron (13-8-4) open Sectional play Tuesday, May 22, facing the Minooka Central Community Indians (13-2-4) at Bloomington High School at 5 p.m. Minooka enters...

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Gabe Martinez (left) runs his cello through effects run by Charles Faulkner (seated).

Avant-garde musical group, The Experimental Ensemble, empowers musicians creatively

Kate Johnson, Ava Yokley and Christian Hofmann May 19, 2023

The Experimental Ensemble, an avante-garde musical group, offers Community’s musicians a unique outlet for creative expression.  After launching in 2022, the Ensemble wrapped their sophomore season with April 15’s performance at the McLean County Museum of History and the release of “Budget...

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Junior Mary Baker places her hand into a fistulated cow, a  cow surgically fitted with a cannula. The  cannula acts as a porthole-like device that allows access to the rumen of a cow, to perform research and analysis of the digestive system.

Teachers: Field trip funding cuts reduces essential aspect of student learning experience

Libby Price and Kate Johnson Apr 4, 2023

Unit 5 announced the district would no longer fund field trips beginning next school year in an effort to reduce the district’s budget deficit.  Field trips, several Community teachers said, are an essential part of the student learning experience.  Field trips are “invaluable” to the...

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South Asian Performing Arts club offers outlet, showcases student heritage

South Asian Performing Arts club offers outlet, showcases student heritage

Kate Johnson, Staff Writer Dec 1, 2022

The South Asian Performing Arts club offers an outlet to showcase Community students’ diverse cultural heritage. The organization’s co-presidents Pritha Chartterjee and Karthika Nair said they launched the club in response to a lack of recognition and appreciation of South Asian cultures. The...

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Volleyball finishes 3rd in Intercity

Volleyball finishes 3rd in Intercity

The Lady Iron took 3rd in the Intercity volleyball tournament Sep. 24, finishing 2-2. Community’s two losses came at the hands of eventual champions the Normal West Wildcats and tournament runners-up the U-High Pioneers. After defeating Central Catholic in three sets in the tournament’s opening...

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